Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - April 2014 (most recent available)
United States: 5.9%
Florida: 5.7%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 5.9%
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (Hillsborough County): 5.6%

*Industries gaining jobs in Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA over the year included:

- Professional and business services (+9,100 jobs);
- Retail Trade (+5,700 jobs);
- Leisure and hospitality (+4,500 jobs);
- Education and Health services (+3,900 jobs);
- Financial activities (+3,000 jobs);
- Manufacturing (+2,300 jobs);
- Wholesale Trade (+1,100 jobs);
- Mining, logging, and construction (+1,000 jobs);
- Other services (+400);
- Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (+300 jobs).

*Industries that lost jobs in Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA over the year were:

- Information (-300 jobs);
- Government (-100 jobs).

Average Annual Wage - 2012 (most recent available)
Florida: $43,210
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (Hillsborough County): $46,895

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.